Technologies that make the whole CRSP stack working

1. How CRSP is put together

CRSP is a combination of several technologies. It is built with industry leading storage technology to ensure data high availability and resiliency. It is multi-site and is comprised of commodity server components from Dell for cost-effective scaling and performance. The underlying parallel file system is a high performance clustered file system from IBM called GPFS (General Parallel File System) with a brand name IBM Spectrum Scale with additional support and integration software from Arcastream.

2. Features

Features include:

  • An active-active storage system setup between two hosting locations for high availability and redundancy, with fully fault tolerant high speed networking.

  • End-to-End 24x7 software and hardware support.

  • A fully encrypted file system, featuring encryption at REST, ensuring user data security.

  • Several access methods are in place for user access, with enterprise level support. All access mechanisms are fully load-balanced between both data centers.

  • A file system design that has massive scaling capabilities without compromising performance.

  • A front-end access layer design that is capable of scaling horizontally as demand grows.

  • Multiple user access methods, assuring a superior level of user experience.

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Figure 1. A simplified illustration of CRSP architectural diagram
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Figure 2. One of four CRSP storage sub-clusters, with approximately 750TB of raw storage.

Please see guides below that provide more information and explain how to get an account, use CRSP and get help:

CRSP Howto Guide

Troubleshooting CRSP Access

Frequently asked questions

LAB allocation

File recovery


CRSP Access

How CRSP is built